More Than $12.8 Million Investment Coming from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Strengthen Arizona’s Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Jan 11, 2024

City of Mesa, Cochise County, and the San Carlos Apache Tribe awarded more than $12.8 million in grants from bipartisan infrastructure law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly 

WASHINGTON – A total of $12,898,571 will be invested in strengthening Arizona’s electric vehicle charging network from the bipartisan infrastructure law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly.

The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program — created by Sinema and Kelly’s bipartisan infrastructure law — awarded $11,898,571 to the City of Mesa, $500,000 to Cochise County, and $500,000 to the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

“I’m incredibly proud to deliver more than $12.8 million to strengthen Arizona’s electric vehicle charging network through my bipartisan infrastructure law — taking another step towards a cleaner, healthier, and safer Arizona,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure law. 

“Building more electric vehicle charging stations is key to fueling our booming clean energy economy. Thanks to investments from our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Arizona is accelerating EV charger deployments—creating good paying jobs and enabling cleaner travel,” said Kelly.

Below are the Arizona recipients:

Project NameCity/Place of PerformanceAmountProject Description
City of Mesa Electric Mobility Charging Hub NetworkMesa$11,898,571The City of Mesa, Arizona will receive $11.8 million to increase access to electric vehicle charging and support multi-modal electrification. The project will install 48 electric vehicle charging ports, charging docks for e-bikes and e-scooters, and solar canopies to support electricity generation at the stations. The project emphasizes equity by increasing the number of stations in disadvantaged communities by 167%.
Cochise County, Arizona CFI-Community ProjectCochise County$500,000Cochise County Arizona will receive $500,000 to add six solar powered and NEVI-compliant Level-2 EV chargers in Sierra Vista, Bisbee, and Wilcox, Arizona. Stations    will be either located near major highways or near public transport stops and will serve historically disadvantaged communities. By upgrading existing infrastructure, the county can adequately accommodate expected increases in traffic and promote equity in EV charging access.
EV Charging Port Infrastructure ProjectSan Carlos Apache Tribeand Safford$500,000The San Carlos Apache Tribal Council will receive $500,000 to install four EV charging station sites within the Reservation and one additional station in Safford, Arizona. The project will benefit the San Carlos, Peridot, and Bylas communities by providing healthier air quality, creating positive environmental impacts, stimulating the local economy, and will provide critically necessary services.

The bipartisan infrastructure law makes the largest investment in clean energy transmission and electric vehicle infrastructure in U.S. history, electrifying thousands of school and transit buses across the country, bolstering critical materials supply chains, improving energy efficiency, and building out a national network of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Senator Kelly and senators from both parties. 

The bipartisan infrastructure law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.